Bet you didn't think you could make baklava at home! Just follow our recipe for Sweet Cheese Baklava and you'll be amazed at how easy this classic dessert is to make from scratch.
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 24 Servings
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1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 pkg. (250 g each) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup honey, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
8 frozen phyllo sheets, thawed, cut in half crosswise
1/3 cup margarine, melted
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How do I make it ?
Heat oven to 350°F.
Mix nuts, sugar and spices; set aside. Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup honey and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each.
Layer phyllo in 13x9-inch pan, brushing each sheet with butter and sprinkling 1 rounded tablespoonful nut mixture between every other layer. Spread top with cream cheese mixture.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until cream cheese mixture is set. Heat remaining 1/4 cup honey; drizzle over baklava. Cool completely before cutting to serve.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
How to Keep Phyllo From Drying Out
Keep phyllo sheets covered with a sheet of plastic wrap or parchment and a damp towel until ready to use.
How to Finely Chop Nuts
Process nuts and sugar in food processor until nuts are finely chopped.
Cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator up to 2 days. For best flavour, remove baklava from refrigerator about 30 min. before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Total fat 13 g
Saturated fat 5 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 170 mg
Total carbohydrate 14 g
Dietary fibre 1 g
Sugars 9 g
Protein 4 g
Makes 24 servings, 1 square (39 g) each.
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.